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Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

Verbose. Loquacious. Garrulous. Voluble. Effusive. I’m the kind of person who will keep you up and talk to you until 4 in the morning. I’m the kind of person who has hour-and-a-half phone conversations. I’m the kind of person that will corner you at work to discuss educational theory for an entire free period. So… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

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Freewrite Friday: Hunger and Thirst

What do we all hunger for? What do we all thirst for? Is it justice? Peace? Redemption? Truth? Or do we simply need a cup of coffee or a sandwich to satisfy us? This week we’ve talked about some great pairings between books and tea as well as how to snack by genre. So, for our Freewrite… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Hunger and Thirst

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Freewrite Friday: Pieces/Parts

Happy Friday, writers! This week, I’ve been going through my journals trying to pick up some of the pieces of old writing. I have random, (surely) excellent lines scribbled all over some of its pages, and I wanted to pick one for today’s freewrite. There is such value in scribbling down the odd perfect line as it… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Pieces/Parts

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Cobblestone, Parchment, Mom: Creating a Personal Universe Deck

“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” ―Ray Bradbury Taking a creative writing class last summer was one of the best things I ever did for my writing life. In my undergrad I took a couple of creative writing classes… Continue reading Cobblestone, Parchment, Mom: Creating a Personal Universe Deck

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Freewrite Friday: The American Dream

What happens when all your dreams come true? What happens when everything you have been working so hard for, everything you have sacrificed for, finally happens? Was it everything you hoped it would be? Are you happy now? Where do you go from here? These are some of the questions I hope you think about… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: The American Dream

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Epic American Poetry Battle: Dickinson v. Whitman

Dust off your American Lit textbooks, because we’re going back to class to revisit two of the best American poets in preparation for Independence Day (sorry, Britain…). During American Literature Week here on Lit & Love, we will be discussing some pretty patriotic pieces in all of our posts. Having already reviewed one of the most American stories ever… Continue reading Epic American Poetry Battle: Dickinson v. Whitman

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Not Your College Poetry Reading: Brews and Prose

How do you recognize a literary institution when you stumble upon one? Roughly two years ago, Amy asked me if I wanted to go to a poetry reading with her. We had both recently decided we needed more English-y things in our lives after spending a very fun (for us) hour on the phone debating… Continue reading Not Your College Poetry Reading: Brews and Prose